Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily Archaeology courses

Sicily is home to some of the most intact archeological sites in the world including four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina, the baroque town of Noto, the ancient Greek and Roman theaters in Syracuse and the necropolis of Pantalica. Archaeology: methodologies discoveries in eastern Sicily is an introductory course with no prerequisite. The archaeological evolution of pottery from prehistory to Greek colonization requires previous study in the area of archaeology.

Course code

ARCH 301 Archaeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily (taught in Italian or English)
ARCH 501 The Archaelogical Evolution of Pottery from Prehistory to Greek Colonization (taught in English)

Course offered during

Students can enroll in this course or combine this course with a language or other culture courses in a longer study program


Course descriptions:

ARCH 301 Archaeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily

Sicily offers an abundance of archeological treasures. This course explores the ancient civilizations of Sicily and the treasures each left behind. The course is designed to introduce students to terminology, methods, excavation techniques and the basic knowledge of site preparation and study. Visits to archeological sites enhance study.  No previous study is required.

ARCH 501 The Archelogical Evolution of Pottery from Prehistory to Greek Colonization

This advanced course explores in depth the unique role of pottery in the ancient civilizations of Sicily. Prerequisite: previous introductory level course in archeology.